Handpicked Wines’ vineyards are chosen for their ability to express the character of the region and the personality of the site.
Highbow Hill Vineyard is 40 hectares of established vines planted on rolling hills just north of Yarra Glen village in the Yarra Valley. The vineyard takes its name from Highbow Hill, the dominant feature on the eastern boundary of the property.
The soils are sandy loam over clay and gravel over mudstone and there is an abundance of native flora and fauna, including wombats and kangaroos. The varietals planted on VSP trellis are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Marsanne; new plantings of Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet were added in 2015 and 2016.
As you enter the property over the brow of a hill looking north, a long driveway takes you through the vines to a central dam and provides panoramic views looking over the Yarra Valley. Like Capella Vineyard, Highbow Hill is in Melbourne’s “green wedge” zone and is protected by local and state laws as an area of outstanding natural beauty with important environmental value.
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